Against the backdrop of BJP celebrating one particular year in Karnataka will come the protest by Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar in the state. As component of the Speak Up for Democracy country-vast protests by the occasion, leaders stepped onto the streets only to be detained mere several hours later.
The party leaders and staff were being stopped from proceeding to the Raj Bhavan where by they prepared a peaceful protest. The police arrived and detained the leaders.
DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah detained
BJP celebrated one particular 12 months in energy in Karnataka. CM Yediyurappa also made an appeal to persons to assist the get together for the rest of the expression. In the track record, something else appeared to be afoot in the point out.
The Congress has been alleging that BJP is accountable for the social gathering rifts and upsetting opposition in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Consequently, the occasion has launched a country-extensive marketing campaign, ‘Speak Up for Democracy’ to protest the ruling party’s techniques. Karnataka’s Congress leaders such as Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar joined the protest.
The program was to reach Raj Bhavan in the town for a peaceful protest, nonetheless, the get together was stopped midway by the law enforcement who detained leaders like — Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar.
Suvarna news captured Siddaramaiah staying led absent by the law enforcement on camera, who sat down in the middle of the street in protest even as the law enforcement arrived. They had been stopped at Indian Categorical Circle in Bengaluru. The police brought two BMTC buses to lead them away and did not allow them to carry on threatening arrest.
DK Shivakumar the Congress party President in Karnataka was quoted by Television9 Kannada: “They’re not permitting us to continue and are threatening to arrest us.” Siddaramaiah was quoted as expressing, “They were setting up to conduct a tranquil protest prior to Raj Bhavan due to Procedure Lotus.” He proceeded to discuss about how Yediyurappa toppled the elected authorities in Karnataka to become the CM. He went on to connect with the occasion, “undemocratic.”
Though leaders insisted that the protest will keep on, there has been a big backlash from the citizens about not subsequent social distancing norms and keeping these kinds of large gatherings at a time of a worldwide pandemic.